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Corie J. Anderson

Phone: 952.921.4615
Fax: 952.896.1704
Corie J. Anderson
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Corie represents, counsels, and defends employers in a full range of employment law issues and litigation. She has extensive knowledge of federal, state and local prevailing wage laws and ordinances, as well as other wage and hour laws. Corie works closely with management on matters such as accommodations, harassment investigations, discipline and termination issues. She also assists clients with non-compete agreements, contract review, negotiation of contracts, corporate governance, mergers and acquisitions and shareholder disputes. She is also a qualified neutral under Rule 114 of the Minnesota General Rules of Practice.

Read Corie’s blog, Minnesota Wage & Hour.

Main Areas of Practice

  • Prevailing wage litigation, audits and training
  • Wage and hour litigation
  • Employment discrimination litigation and advice
  • Contract review and negotiation
  • Corporate law
  • Mergers and acquisitions

Representative Cases

  • 8th Circuit Court of Appeals
    Won District of Minnesota summary judgment for a three-dimensional (“3-D”) additive manufacturing client, defeating former employee’s claim that he was misclassified as exempt from the FLSA and thus, owed overtime compensation. The decision was affirmed by the Eighth Circuit Court of Appeals.
  • 8th Circuit Court of Appeals
    Successfully obtained dismissal from U.S. District Court, District of Arkansas for general contractor against former employee’s allegations of race discrimination and wrongful termination. The decision was affirmed by the Eighth Circuit Court of Appeals.
  • U.S. District Court, District of Minnesota
    Won summary judgment for non-profit client, defeating former employee’s sexual orientation discrimination, age discrimination, and reprisal allegations.
  • U.S. District Court, District of Minnesota
    Obtained favorable ruling for landscape company based on use of the fluctuating workweek method for the payment of overtime/misclassification, and successfully defended collective action.
  • U.S. District Court, District of Minnesota
    Won summary judgment for food distributor, defeating employee’s sexual discrimination claim based on pregnancy.
  • Hennepin County, Minnesota
    Won summary judgment for flooring company based on employee claims for underpayment of prevailing wages and misclassification of job classification. Decision was affirmed by the Minnesota Court of Appeals.
  • Hennepin County, Minnesota
    Won bench trial on breach of contract claim for work performed by client contractor and unpaid by owner; obtained judgment award in favor of client.
  • Carver County, Minnesota
    Won bench trial, successfully defending client, a truck dealership and maintenance facility, against breach of contract claim and breach of warranty claim.

Speaking Engagements

  • Moderator: FBA, L&E Section, Labor Law Forum 2015, 2016, and MN FBA Chapter Half-Day CLE, Ethical and Strategic Issues in Employment Law Mediations, 2014
  • Five Mistakes Employers (And Your Chief Pilot) Make, Minnesota Business Aviation Association, June 2011
  • Employment Law From A to Z in Minnesota, August 2008
  • The Critically Important: Employment at Will Doctrine, September 2006
  • Workplace Harassment (Preventing and Responding to Sexual Harassment Claims), September 2006
  • Ten Common Mistakes, Lorman seminar presentation, August 2006


Corie is the past Editor of the Federal Bar Association, Labor & Employment Section Newsletter, The Labouring Oar. She routinely writes on her blog at Minnesota Wage & Hour.

  • "Spring Clean Before You Get Audited," Employer Advisor, March 2017.
  • "St. Paul Joins Minneapolis In Enacting A Sick and Safe Leave Ordinance," Employer Advisor, September 2016.
  • "Minneapolis Amends Prevailing Wage Ordinance," Employer Advisor, June 2016.
  • "Minnesota Legislative Update 2015: Responsible Contractor Law Amended to Include Motor Carriers," Employer Advisor, May 2015.
  • "The FLSA: The Law That Almost Every Employer Is Violating," The Federal Lawyer, Vol. 60, Issue 2, March 2013.
  • "To Friend or Not to Friend – That is the Question: Social Media Regulation in the Workplace, co-author," The Labouring Oar, Federal Bar Association Labor and Employment Section Newsletter, Winter 2012.
  • "Top 5 Employment Law Issues to Watch for in 2012," Seaton, Peters & Revnew Lawfacts, January 2012.
  • "The Expanding Frontier in Employment Law: Novel Retaliation Cases Find a Friend in the Supreme Court," The Federal Lawyer, October 2011.
  • "Major Changes to Child Labor Laws Effective July 19th," Seaton, Peters & Revnew Lawfacts, July 2010.
  • "'Swine Flu' and More: How to Prepare for a Communicable Illness Pandemic," Seaton, Peters & Revnew Lawfacts, May 2009.
  • "Recent Changes to Minnesota’s Prevailing Wage Law, Minnesota State Bar Association," Hearsay, February 2008.
  • "Legislature Creates Private Lawsuit under Prevailing Wage Statute: Unions Immediately Begin Targeting Contractors," Seaton, Peters & Revnew Lawfacts, January 2008.
  • "Reductions-in-Force: Multiple Risks Await the Unwary Employer Who Offers an Age Discrimination Release without Careful Planning," Seaton, Peters & Revnew Lawfacts, November 2006.
  • "U.S. Supreme Court Establishes New Standard Against Retaliation in the Workplace," Seaton, Peters & Revnew Lawfacts, July 2006.
  • Regular Contributor to the Federal Bar Association, Labor & Employment Section Monthly Update (8th Circuit), 2010-2014.

View Corie's Employer Advisor articles on our website.

Bar Admissions

  • United States Court of Appeals for the Eighth Circuit
  • United States District Court, District of Minnesota
  • United States District Court, Eastern District of Arkansas
  • United States District Court, Eastern District of Wisconsin
  • United States Bankruptcy Court, District of Minnesota
  • State of Wisconsin
  • State of Minnesota
  • State of Iowa


  • University of Tulsa College of Law, J.D.
    Energy Law Journal, Phi Delta Phi
  • University of Iowa, B.A.

Professional and Community Involvement

  • Minnesota State Bar Association
  • Wisconsin State Bar Association
  • Iowa State Bar Association
  • Federal Bar Association, Past Chair, Labor & Employment Section
  • Hennepin County Bar Association
  • Minnesota Business Aviation Association
  • Volunteer Mediator for the Minnesota Department of Human Rights
  • Qualified Neutral under Rule 114 of the Minnesota General Rules of Practice
  • Assistant Scoutmaster
  • Captain, Civil Air Patrol; Assistant Legal Officer for the Minnesota Wing

Honors and Distinctions

  • Fellow, Foundation of the Federal Bar Association
  • Recipient of the Federal Bar Association, Labor & Employment Section, Chairs Award, 2016, Author of the Year award for 2013
  • Recipient of Super Lawyer, Rising Star for 2015

Hobbies and Interests

Jeep off-roading, aviation, soccer, hiking, camping, skiing, and playing the violin.